My neighbours are horrible people, I mean really horrible, they scream all the time and I can hear every foul word that comes out of their mouths and if that was not bad enough the people they scream at are about 2 and 4 year old boys.
Not that their children are angels, far from it, they run through the apartment screaming and seem to spend most of their time jumping off of their beds or kicking walls but then they are children who apparently have no more guidance than the continual “SHUT THE FUCK UP” being screamed at them. On top of that they cry, not like your average children but for long long periods of time and with a sound that seems to be terrified or hurt, often 20 to 30 minutes at a time 5 or 6 times a day on a good day.
It is bad enough that I hear every step and movement from upstairs including that of two people under 55 pounds but to hear nearly every other word because it is shouted or screamed is just getting to be too much.
I have complained to the landlords about 6 times in the last year, something I have not done about anyone in the 20+ years I have been renting apartments. In fact looking back I have made exactly 3 complaints to the neighbours themselves I had over the years and I have made easily twice that to the ones upstairs in the last year.
There have been times when I have honestly worried about the safety of the children up there and so there have been 2 times I called the police something I have never done to a neighbour. This morning it sounded like the man upstairs was going to harm the kids (something I have never actually been able to prove is going on sadly since no one will do anything without blood I guess)
I went and spoke to the landlord and they keep insisting I sit down with the neighbours but I don’t want to, I tell them I have spoken to the neighbours half a dozen times, begged them to be quite when I was sick to no avail. I told them I don’t want to talk to them because they will act as if they don’t know what I am talking about and then I will finally blow up and tell them what I think of them which would not be pleasant.
I leave to go shopping and half an hour later the landlord calls me “T’Rina I have the neighbours sitting here in front of me, they are mad you called the cops.” so basically she has just confirmed that it is me that call the police and she says “I think you should sit down with them and talk.”
Mind you I can hear their children screaming up a storm in the background.
I told her “No, I don’t intend to because they will lie to my face and say they don’t know what I am talking about, I just don’t care anymore since it seems neither does anyone else. I give up, I wont call you, I wont call the cops they can continue to do whatever it is they are doing to torment their kids, each other and me.”
By this time I am in the store in tears.
“If my lease was up today I would be out of here by Friday as it is I will be out in august whether they live here then or not, it has simply gotten to the point where I can barely stand being in my own apartment after over five years.”
She told me she was sorry that this upset me so much and said goodbye.
My entire day has been ruined by these people, my enjoyment and comfort in my apartment has been ruined by them and I am starting to not care if they kill each other as long as the blood doesn’t seep through the floor.
I am one of those seemingly unusual people who enjoys silence and who can also usually ignore noise, as much as I love music I often go all day in my house without the music on or even the TV (well computer television and netflix, I don’t watch regular TV) and now I feel I have to have one or the other on at all time during the day (they start in around 6 or 7 am and often go til 10 or even 11pm) just to cover a small amount of the noise.
I don’t mean to sound like a bitchy old woman, I am just totally worn out with these people. I have a sleeping disorder partly because of the arthritis and partly because of the meds I take, I tend to sleep for only 2 to 4 hours at a time but I do it about 3 times a day for anywhere from 6 to 10 hours a day and with all the screaming for most of the day and part of the night I just don’t even seem to get a lot of that sleep.
Anyway I am going out tonight in the hope of just plain avoiding the noise and now depression that is overcoming me. Hopefully I will learn to ignore it and get over it.